Florida man finds boa constrictor living in his attic

Man finds snake in Fla. home and it's been living there for years

But he went to investigate, and soon found the boa constrictor hiding among insulation.

Bob van der Herchen told NBC affiliate WFLA-TV that his wife and son had complained about hearing sounds for several years, thinking they were coming from rats inside their Englewood home. "[My son] used to complain he's heard sounds in the attic".

Bob van der Herchen told WFLA he thinks the snake was someone's pet and got loose.

His son, however, was convinced it was a snake.

A Florida man found an unusual squatter, make that slitherer, making itself comfortable in the attic of his home, and animal experts say it has been there for years. "My son said he heard sounds in the attic", van der Herchen said.

They tried twice to remove the snake but failed, so mum Linda turned to Facebook for help, posting videos of it in action. "It was actually bunking in the rafter space right above the Florida room chair where my wife sits".

A homeowner found a huge surprise when she discovered a large boa slithering through her attic. "Only in Florida!" he wrote. Van der Herchen said he believes the boa likely got into his attic via some tree branches near the home, and said he hopes his story convinces other homeowners to keep their trees trimmed. The trapper noticed it had shed skin in the time it had lived in the family's attic and estimated it had been there for up to four years.

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